(iv) To please the kings
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, ii and iii
(b) i and iii
(c) i, iii and iv
(d) All of them
One particular city became a nodal point for trade routes running from north
to south and east to west in the pre-Gupta and Gupta periods. Identify the
Which one of the following is the major factor for the decline of silk trade
with the Western world?
(a) Indian artisans became lethargic in manufacturing luxury silk cloth.
(b) India could not compete with the other silk exporting countries.
(c) Roman conflict with Parthians prevented trade by land routes.
(d) Byzantine people learnt the art of rearing silkworms from the Chinese
through the Persians.
In the Gupta period many panels of gods are made which depict the leading
god in large size and the retainers drawn on a smaller scale. This represents
(a) increase in the number of gods.
(b) perfection of concept of trinity.
(c) social and political hierarchy and distinction.
(d) premature art and architecture.
Which of the following statements are correct about developments in
agricultural sector during Gupta period?
(i) Village communities attempted to hinder the extension of private
(ii) The number of land grants increased considerably and gradual
concentration of land in private hands continued unabated.
(iii) Considerable attention was paid to the rights of land owners and their